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others do it next to you. It takes repeating to discover a few se- crets. On a lightly flour-dusted board, on a small mountain of flour, create a hollow on top and add the eggs. Use mainly the heels of your hands when you reach the mixing stage of dough until you feel an increasingly silky, smooth dough. Usually, a few tablespoons of cold water, during the long, kneading pro- cess, helps it all come together. Te big secret then is to take that dough, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rest on the board—for at least an hour. When you roll out the dough,

do not go to paper thinness. Cut to your desired lengths and

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widths. Another rest--in the fridge--is good. Ten, in lightly salted water

boil until you test noodles’ readi- ness. While the dough was rest- ing, is the best time to prepare sauces consisting of whatever your creative inspiration of the day makes you happy. Feel like sautéed onions, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, finished with splashes of broth and a knob of butter, to receive fresh shaved parmigiano- reggiano at the table? Go for it! Buon appetito!

Smakelijk eten! Hyvaa ruokahalua! Bon appetit!

Say, a really fine All-American way to have a picnic on the 4th! ~Ellie

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable

determination to do the job at hand.”

President Harry S. Truman

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